Whiskey has been legally distilled in Donegal for the first time in almost 160 years.
Sliabh Liag Distillers confirmed this week that a double distilled smoky spirit made from Irish peated malt has been filled into a cask.
The company says it’s part of the research and development process which is set to continue while the their new whiskey distillery at Ardara is under construction.
Co-owner James Doherty says there is a history of whiskey distillation in Donegal, and that’s a heritage that Sliabh Liag Distillers want to reclaim and build on.
However, he says it will be years before locally distilled whiskey can be bottled and sold………..